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Atlanta Shoe Show: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ?>

Atlanta Shoe Show: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This past week our Merchandise Manager and I attended the Atlanta Shoe Show, one of the largest shoe buying conventions in the country. Many buyers will tell you that early spring and late summer are their favorite (and also most nerve-wracking) times of the year in the business, because these shows allow us to review/refine orders that we’ve already placed (in this case for fall 2015) and at the same time continue our never ending search for the next big…

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Cork – What’s It All About? ?>

Cork – What’s It All About?

Corkboards, cork bottle stoppers, cork footbeds.We’re all familiar with these items, but what do we really know about cork? I haven’t seen a corkboard in years. Cork stoppers in wine bottles are giving way to twist-tops and artifical stoppers. But Birkenstock cork footbeds are still the same as they always have been. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Cork is a renewable resource, so harvesting cork doesn’t destroy forests. Better than that, Birkenstock uses by-products of the…

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